HL Deb 29 January 2001 vol 621 c30WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the status of nominations from the government of the Irish Republic for public appointments in Northern Ireland. [HL129]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave on 30 November (Hansard, col. WA 161). Such nominations are not treated any differently than nominations received from other sources. All public appointments in Northern Ireland are made on the basis of merit.